Re-Boot Your Culinary Confidence – New Class July 27th!

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* Last day to sign up is Thursday, July 23rd, 2015!  Take advantage of early bird pricing. Read below!


5 Efficient slicing and dicing techniques.

MORE THAN 5 Mouth-watering sauces (from all around the globe) to set you up for summer.

5 New and enticing ways with herbs and spices.


You’ll leave with a boost of confidence that you can safely and precisely slice your vegetables (just like a chef!).

You’ll learn how to make sauces like Pipian Verde (pumpkin seed sauce), Chimichurri (Argentinian sauce for grilled meat), Bagna Cauda (warm Italian olive oil based for crudite), Piri-Piri (Portuguese hot pepper sauce for shrimp and chicken), & Harissa (North African chili paste condiment).

If you attended last session, you’re in luck!  There’s even more sauces on the menu, like:

  • Ginger-Lime Dipping Sauce (Thailand)
  • Green Mango, Carrot & Coriander Chutney (Thailand)
  • Scallion Oil (Asian Fusion)
  • Charmoula (Morocco)

You’ll finally become more friendly with herbs like fresh stevia, cilantro, chocolate basil, lemon verbena & chervil. And aromatic spices like sumac, nigella, thyme, caoriander and cumin.

All taught with your health and lifestyle in mind using beautiful, seasonal and locally foraged ingredients to create amazing dishes with maximum visual appeal.

As always all dishes I teach and prepare are 100% gluten-free, tree nut and soy-free. I hope you can join me for an evening of delicious food, wine and recipes. You’ll be sure to get all of your healthy cooking questions answered throughout the night!

WHEN: Class begin at 5 PM, (doors open at 4:45 PM) Classes last 3 hours.

WHERE: Address given at checkout confirmation.  (Near Stagecoach Park, Carlsbad)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Class size averages 10 people. Before the class starts, finger foods and water will be available for the class participants. I’ll give a brief introduction about the class, then participants will wash their hands and people with long hair will tie their hair back ( for hygiene reasons and since you will be eating the food that you are preparing!). Then everybody goes in the kitchen for the cooking portion (details on that below) which lasts about 90 minutes; At the end of the cooking, people are seated and the featured menu is served along with a taste of 2 to 3 wines or other non-alcoholic options.

COOKING CLASS FLOW: Classes are hands-on: participants will make everything on the menu, working together as a group. To ensure everyone learn the most important parts of a given menu, key techniques will be executed by class participants individually or in small teams of 2-3 people. In order to allow class participants to spend more time focusing on the relevant techniques of a given class, washing, measuring and chopping of the majority of ingredients is done before students arrive. This way, class participants can spend a longer time mastering the more challenging techniques.

WHAT TO WEAR: Flat shoes and comfortable clothing are required for your safety and comfort. Please avoid high heels and loose sleeves.

WHAT TO BRING: All ingredients, tools, and, of course, recipes will be supplied… Aprons are the only item NOT supplied.

WHAT YOU’LL GET:  All recipes, food and paired wine tasting, fun evening prizes, bonuses and more.

ONLINE PAYMENT: (LAST DAY TO SIGN UP IS THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015)  The easiest way to reserve a class is to pay online using the “Buy Now” button (quick, easy, & secure). Within 24 hrs you will get a reservation confirmation via email.  You may also send a check to:  Cat Dillon at 1470 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024.  (You should call to confirm receipt if you pay by check)

EARLY-BIRD SESSION FEE: 87.00 if payment received before Monday, July 20th, 2015. Class is limited to 10 and closes for enrollment on Thursday, July 23rd, 2015. Don’t delay. Last class was sold out early!

To sign up by phone or for further information, call 760-274-4642.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refunds issued, only credit. For regularly priced cooking classes: minimum 7-day advance notice.


Cat Dillon

This blog is my journal, where I share everything wellness. From tips on healthy lifestyle to creating as much deliciousness in your life as possible.

Cat Dillon is the Cat in Caterpillar Nutrition and Wellness.

Caterpillar Nutrition and Wellness is a unique combo of nutrition, fitness and cooking coaching all in one pretty package. Read more about Caterpillar Nutrition and Wellness.

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